Prince Estate releases animated video for “Holly Rock”

Prince Holly Rock

We may have lost the legendary singer but his music continues to live on.  The Prince estate shared a really cool animated video for a track Prince wrote and recorded for Sheila E. in April 1985.  The song originally appeared on the soundtrack of the 1985 film Krush Groove, with Sheila E. also performing the song in the film.

“The basic tracking for ‘Holly Rock’ took place at Sunset Sound studios in Los Angeles at the end of April 1985,” the video description reads. “The very same week that Prince also recorded “Kiss” for his own Parade album.”

The video flits between Prince’s most iconic eras and looks, while a moving reel in a comic-strip style plays an animated imagining of a Prince performance.

 

“Holly Rock” is one of the 15 tracks on the new album called “Originals,” a collection of Prince’s versions of the hit songs he gave to other artists, according to the video description.

The album is available online via the official Prince store.

Prices Connection to Toronto extended past the stage. Prince had an Estate on the Bridal Path. He also had some amazing Queen West designers that were not in his back pocket. They made his back pocket and a lot more.

Prince’s trusted late-career clothing designers, Toronto-based Call & Response, were commissioned by The Prince Estate to create a custom 1999-inspired apparel collection to align with the reissue of Prince’s iconic double album 1999.

The collection was launched last week, and features hand-crafted custom jackets, vests and hand-dyed tunics.

Fans can shop the collection online: store.prince.com/dept/1999-designer-collection  (shipping available to Canada)

** Call & Response designed for Prince from 2011-2016. Prince wore their garments unaltered at many high-profile public events, such as the Grammys and various magazine cover shoots.

Launched 16 years ago, Call & Response self-taught designers Lori Marcuz and Cathy Robinson have become a go-to label among musicians, including Cher, Shania Twain, the late Prince, Measha Brueggergosman and many others, who appreciate the edgy hand-made clothing and accessories from the Toronto duo. Call & Response has a retail store + studio at 702 Queen St W in Toronto. @callandresponseclothing